Nathan Overlock is an official CAPA blogger for spring 2017, sharing his story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A professional writing and information design major at Cedarville University, he is studying abroad in Dublin this semester.
In this week's post, Nathan tells us the 6 places he recommends in Dublin that are off the beaten path.
Dublin is like many other large European cities: an exciting center, radiating out from the most exciting attractions, vibrant shopping areas, and historically significant sights. And then suburbs. Miles of sprawling suburbs. My first few weeks, I was amazed by how easily walkable the city is, and how I could go from one sight to the next in 5 minutes. In fact, I managed to check almost every spot off of my “must see in Dublin” list during my first weekend in Ireland. That’s not to say Dublin is small, or doesn’t have enough to see and do to fill all the time I’ve had here. However, with half a semester behind me, some of my favorite Dublin experience haven’t been crossing the Ha’Penny bridge, or visiting the Guinness Storehouse; they’ve been taking the time to branch out and experience the locations and events that aren’t just for tourists, but are embedded in the city’s culture. While it might be intimidating to venture off onto the side streets, or hop on a city bus for the first time, Dublin’s a city that’s hard to get truly lost in, with almost everyone ready and happy to offer directions, or point you in the right direction. And trust me, these 6 Dublin spots are worth the detour.
1. Glasnevin Cemetery
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